2020 Las Vegas Small Business Saturday Recommendations

2020 Las Vegas Small Business Saturday Recommendations

Hope you all enjoyed your black Friday shopping today. I’m going to keep this post short. On Small Business Saturday tomorrow, please keep these businesses in mind if you’re in the Las Vegas area… (or shop online if you’re not) Copper Cat Bookstore Amber Unicorn Bookstore (going out of business) Shall We Play A Game? […]

Let the Right One In Halloween Movie Review

Let the Right One In Halloween Movie Review

Most of this is my review after having just seen the movie in 2008, previously posted elsewhere.  I also have a review of the book here.  I first heard about “Let the Right One In” on Rotten Tomatoes where they displayed the red band trailer. The blurb was that Guillermo Del Toro gave the film […]

Storytime: Strip Clubs

Storytime: Strip Clubs

Let’s go back to the days before COVID. Let’s go back to the days before I met my wife.  Let me go ahead and shout it out to the world: I don’t see the point of strip clubs! In the words of my dad, “You go in on payday and you come out broke a […]

Stupid Stuff Writers Do to Agents

Stupid Stuff Writers Do to Agents

Last updated 10/21/20 Because I keep finding more and more of these on Twitter, I am curating a list of “Stupid Stuff Writers Do to Agents” directly from the keyboards of the agents themselves. This will be an ongoing addendum to my article on “Abuse and Stalking of Literary Agents.” For advice on how to […]

October 2020 Housekeeping

October 2020 Housekeeping

A few noteworthy things: -Due to the widening focus of topics I’ll be covering, I’ll be renaming the website and will have an additional domain of www.foxliketheanimal.com. The old URL of www.bryanfoxjr.com will still work for the foreseeable future. My wife had made a good point that I needed a catchier sounding name for the […]

Now I Know Why Dave Ramsey Carries a Gun

Now I Know Why Dave Ramsey Carries a Gun

I will cite a lot of Dave Ramsey’s tenets in this article. If you’re in a tight spot with your finances and don’t know where to start, his books will give you direction. His YouTube page is also a good, free resource. Financial radio host Dave Ramsey has made it no secret that he owns […]

COVIDIOTS: Stimulus Check Shamers

COVIDIOTS: Stimulus Check Shamers

A while ago on a social media site, an author and a freelance editor got into a spat because the author decided to purchase a firearm with her stimulus money. They got into a debate over the issue which grew pretty nasty and I’ll refrain from revealing both of their identities for this reason.  So […]

Back to Blogging

Back to Blogging

I’ve been away a while. I’ve spent way too much time on social media, looking at the train-wreck that society has become. We went from, “We’re all in this together,” staying home to flatten the curve, posting slacktivism videos of singing “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands,” to protests, riots, and trying to […]

COVIDIOTS: “Why Go Back to Work When I’m Getting $1,000 a Week in Unemployment?”

COVIDIOTS: “Why Go Back to Work When I’m Getting $1,000 a Week in Unemployment?”

There are a lot of folks out of work right now. Thankfully, the enhanced $600/week unemployment on top of your usual amount of $200-$400ish a week is doing a darn good job of making a lot of folks whole, and then some. Many people are effectively getting a raise out of the $600/week enhancement.  Because […]

Review: The Girl Who Owned a City

Review: The Girl Who Owned a City

This will probably be my last pandemic themed book review, and it’s a good one. The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson is the granddaddy of dystopian YA literature, originally published in 1975. It’s about a neighborhood of children, led by Lisa who struggle to survive after all teens and adults on Earth […]